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Digital Families a 30min weekly podcast hosted by Leonie Smith “The Cyber Safety Lady” in conversation with parents, students, children, cyber safety experts, family councillors, child protection experts, wellbeing coaches, psychologists and more about maintaining a healthy and safe environment around digital technology in families.

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

My guest today is Rosie Thomas Co-Founder, Co-CEO of Project Rockit.

Her work has been recognised by UNICEF among the 12 Digital Champions for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age and was honoured in Washington D.C. with the International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cybersafety. As well as a number of local awards and honours (listed below), in 2019, Rosie became a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal, recognising her service to young people and her work against bullying

Today I chat with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit about bullying, especially cyber bullying amongst young people, why it is happening and we can do to try and prevent it and help mitigate the behaviour. Also, what are the key steps parents need to take if they find out their child is displaying bullying type behaviour, or if their child is being bullied? How do you help your child navigate tricky relationships or negative behaviour towards them so that they build a great set of skills and resilience to all life may throw at them.

Rosie Thomas Project Rockit
Rosie Thomas Project Rockit

Why is sexting on the rise? And what parents need to know about it, and what to do. Great tips for parents here.

I also chat with Rose about why she got into this space, and how Project Rockit works in schools and why it is so successful in engaging young people. Rosie has a great attitude to young people and the direction most will take in life.

If you feel you need to be more aware of the issues around bullying this is THE podcast you need to hear. Rosie and Lucy are absolute legends in this space.

Rosie is also inviting our listeners to look at Project Rockit’s webinar series. “Our team has created a series of interactive webinars for students, parents and educators to support young people to navigate COVID-19. Here, they’ll learn tangible skills to maintain digital wellbeing, including how to look out for each other online, take positive action on the issues they care about, and use technology to foster social connection.”

Link: https://www.projectrockit.com.au/webinars/

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Digital Families Podcast with Small Business Cyber Security Expert Jacqui Loustau

Digital Families Podcast with Small Business Cyber Security Expert Jacqui Loustau

Welcome to The Digital Families Podcast, this week with Cyber Security expert Jacqui Loustau from Cynch https://cynch.com.au a Small Business Cyber Security fitness company. This week Jacqui Loustau and myself discuss online security for home and working from home small buisness, during the age of Covid19. Jacqui makes cyber security sound like a very exiting… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Panel

Digital Families Podcast with Panel

Locked In Digital Families Todays podcast we talk about the increase of Cyber Bullying and children being exposed to dangerous media like porn during Covid19. The office of the eSafety commissioner has reported a steep increase in reports of cyber bullying, extortion and image based abuse since lockdown. “The number of people reporting behaviour such… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

My guest today is Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent. Martine is a mother to five boys with a background in secondary education and a Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work with families raising children, she recognises the important role technology plays in the lives of young people today and thus the… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Tricia Munn

Digital Families Podcast with Tricia Munn

Tricia Munn has just one goal. To protect school aged children, families and adults from the widespread dangers that exist on social media networks. Through personal experience, years of diligent research and investigation, Tricia has identified critical problems in the security functions provided on all major social media platforms. Tricia’s dream is to help every… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Kim Maslin is a passionate educator and author currently living in Esperance, Western Australia. Her background is in ICT, and has taught learners aged 5 to 85-year-olds how to use digital technologies. She has worked as a specialist Science & Technologies teacher. Kim also runs her own Digital Technologies Education Business, providing digital marketing workshops… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast With Kayelene Kerr from WA  Child Safety services

Digital Families Podcast With Kayelene Kerr from WA Child Safety services

Kayelene Kerr from WA Child Safety Services, draws on over 23 years’ experience of study and law enforcement investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes, to deliver quality, sought after education programs. Kayelene is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops. In this… Continue Reading

Digital Families Vod/Podcast with Jordan Foster from ySafe

Digital Families Vod/Podcast with Jordan Foster from ySafe

Jordan Forster is a Clinical Psychologist from Perth Australia and the founder of ySafe, a now nationally-adopted household name in the field of cyber safety. Jordan has extensive clinical expertise in working with children and adolescents managing problematic technology use, including cyber bullying, image-based abuse and compulsive gaming. During this chat we talk about what… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Leonie Smith & Safe4Kids Holly Ann Martin

Digital Families Podcast with Leonie Smith & Safe4Kids Holly Ann Martin

Holly ann Martin along with her husband Roger run The Safe4Kids Child Abuse Prevention Education Program. This program has been delivered in every state and territory in Australian and also internationally in Cambodia, Indonesia and Mexico. On average, each year, Holly provides face-to-face teaching and training to 4,000 children , 1,000 teachers and 1,000 parents,… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Michelle Mitchell

Digital Families Podcast with Michelle Mitchell

Episode 2: Author – Speaker – Teacher – Wellbeing Expert Michelle Mitchell In this episode Michelle Mitchell and I chat about wellbeing in the era of Coronavirus, Teens Tweens Primary aged children being exposed to scary content online, Parents new responsibilities in the home with caring for children particularly with home distance learning and soon… Continue Reading